A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy bags of corn, wheat flour, and peanut oil.

Jesutogbe 2 Group's story

Group Jesutogbe 2 is formed of nine persons, who all reside in the same district. The group’s leader, named Suzanne, is raising her hand on the photo. It is the seventh time that this group is requesting help from ALIDé in order to increase their business.

Suzanne is a window with three children in her care; they are her own children and all attend school. Suzanne leaves alone with her children, and provides for their various needs by herself. Suzanne did not go to school. To provide for her needs, Suzanne sells akassa (a local food specialty made based on corn starch), and secondarily fried dough made from wheat flour. Suzanne gets her supplies from a stall at the market. Looking to increase customer satisfaction and revenue, Suzanne wants have a larger stock of products. To this end, Suzanne is requesting a seventh loan from ALIDé together with the other members of group Jesutogbe 2. Previous loans were punctually repaid.

In this group: Suzanne, Marie, Eliane, Thérèse, Edith, Rosaline, Suzanne, Philomène, Nicole

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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